Amitabh Bachchan to work with Ranbir Kapoor for the first time in Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra. The film also stars Alia Bhatt in the lead role.
Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor have finished the Bulgaria schedule for the film last month. However, Big B is yet to shoot for the film.
When asked Amitabh Bachchan about his views on Ranbir Kapoor, he said, “I haven’t shot with Ranbir yet for Brahmastra. But, I’ve worked with him when he was an AD (assistant director) on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Black (2005). He was the one who trained the little girl Ayesha Kapur (she played a differently-abled child). In between shots, I’d see him train her; it was impressive. Ranbir is an exceptional artiste. He doesn’t do anything, yet he does a lot. I keep telling him that he’s God-gifted. I’m his admirer. I am happy that I’ve got an opportunity to work with both father and son in the same year, it’s a blessing for me.”
On the other hand, Big B is also working with Rishi Kapoor in 102 Not Out. Big B was asked how was his experience of working with Rishi Kapoor after 27 years, he answered, “It’s always good. We’ve done so many iconic films (Amar Akbar Anthony, Naseeb and Coolie, etc) together. It’s not as though he was ever out of sight or out of mind. The two of us have been around in the industry, he’s also a member of the family now. My daughter (Shweta Bachchan Nanda) is married into his (Kapoor-Nanda) family. So, it’s not like a lost-and-found story. It isn’t as if we just met after 27 years. He’s an accomplished artiste; the choice of him playing the other role was good. Working with him is always a joy.”>